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Facebook is a terrific platform for sharing photos online, and iPhoto '09 has the tools for organizing and editing the images before publishing them. In iPhoto '09: 10 Things to Know About Facebook, professional photographer Derrick Story shows how to establish two-way communication between these applications. He demonstrates how to make changes on one side and have those changes reflected in both places. Derrick covers editing techniques in iPhoto, shows how to work with tagging images, and offers troubleshooting tips for publishing photos on Facebook.
Well, no Facebook training will be complete without a few warnings to send you off with to make sure that you have a pleasant and positive Facebook experience. Warning number one. Be mindful of the photos that you upload to Facebook. For example, photos taken after midnight at the office Christmas party may not be the perfect type of content for your Facebook page. You may lose a few friends. You may even lose your job. So use common sense when uploading, when choosing the photos that you want to put on your Facebook page.
Now, a couple of technical things. If you switch among iPhoto libraries, there is a possibility that you could break the connection that you have in one library of the Facebook. So I'm using this library, it has all of my Facebook stuff. I switch to another library for a few days and do some other stuff. Then I come back. I have experienced some times when that connection was dropped. The best way to protect yourself is to create regular albums of the stuff that you upload to Facebook. So if that connection is dropped, then you just republish that regular album and off to the races you go. So be aware, it doesn't always happen, but it could happen.
Another one. If you delete an image in iPhoto after you upload it to Facebook, it will probably be taken off Facebook. So suddenly, the photos that you have that are in these albums here, these are live photos, they are online, they are on Facebook. If you delete them off of our iPhoto library, they will go away from Facebook. Now, that's also a good thing. If you decided that you want to take a photo off Facebook, then all you have to do is delete it out of here and you are in great shape.
Also, be careful about carelessly tagging photos, especially of people. So if this person's name is Stephanie, make sure that you get her name right when you tag it in Faces and make sure you spell her name right. Nothing worse than misspelling a friend's name. So don't be careless, be careful when you tag people's names. Then think about the permissions that you set also. So for example, here with Stephanie's photos, I have them set for Only Friends and sometimes that's appropriate. Not everyone is going to want everyone to see their photos.
So again, be mindful, think about it, even contact the person, set your permission so they are appropriate for the people that you are publishing. I'll cancel that. Then the last thing is be very careful and considerate with photos of children. I don't need to say a whole lot there. Use common sense and always err on the side of caution when publishing photos of children. Follow those rules and I think you'll have a happy and pleasant Facebook experience.
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